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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Save, Saving

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A — 1: σῴζω

(Strong's #4982 — Verb — sozo — sode'-zo )

"to save," is used (as with the noun soteria, "salvation") (a) of material and temporal deliverance from danger, suffering, etc., e.g., Matthew 8:25; Mark 13:20; Luke 23:35; John 12:27; 1 Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 4:18 (AV, "preserve"); Jude 1:5; from sickness, Matthew 9:22 , "made ... whole" (RV, marg., "saved"); so Mark 5:34; Luke 8:48; James 5:15; (b) of the spiritual and eternal salvation granted immediately by God to those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, e.g., Acts 2:47 , RV "(those that) were being saved;" 16:31; Romans 8:24 , RV, "were we saved;" Ephesians 2:5,8 : 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:5; of human agency in this, Romans 11:14; 1 Corinthians 7:16; 9:22; (c) of the present experiences of God's power to deliver from the bondage of sin, e.g., Matthew 1:21; Romans 5:10; 1 Corinthians 15:2; Hebrews 7:25; James 1:21; 1 Peter 3:21; of human agency in this, 1 Timothy 4:16; (d) of the future deliverance of believers at the second coming of Christ for His saints, being deliverance from the wrath of God to be executed upon the ungodly at the close of this age and from eternal doom, e.g., Romans 5:9; (e) of the deliverance of the nation of Israel at the second advent of Christ, e.g., Romans 11:26; (f) inclusively for all the blessings bestowed by God on men in Christ, e.g., Luke 19:10; John 10:9; 1 Corinthians 10:33; 1 Timothy 1:15; (g) of those who endure to the end of the time of the Great Tribulation, Matthew 10:22; Mark 13:13; (h) of the individual believer, who, though losing his reward at the Judgment-Seat of Christ hereafter, will not lose his salvation, 1 Corinthians 3:15; 5:5; (i) of the deliverance of the nations at the Millennium, Revelation 21:24 (in some mss.). See SALVATION.

A — 2: διασῴζω

(Strong's #1295 — Verb — diasozo — dee-as-odze'-o )

"to bring safely through" (dia, "through," and No. 1), is used (a) of the healing of the sick by the Lord, Matthew 14:36 , RV, "were made whole" (AV adds "perfectly"); Luke 7:3; (b) of bringing "safe" to a destination, Acts 23:24; (c) of keeping a person "safe," Acts 27:43; (d) of escaping through the perils of shipwreck, Acts 27:44; 28:1,4 , Passive Voice; (e) through the Flood, 1 Peter 3:20 . See ESCAPE , WHOLE.

Note: In 2 Peter 2:5 , AV, phulasso, "to guard, keep, preserve," is translated "saved" (RV, "preserved"). In Luke 17:33 some mss. have sozo (AV, "save"), for the RV: see GAIN , B, No. 3. For "save alive," Luke 17:33 , RV, see LIVE , No. 6.

B — 1: περιποίησις

(Strong's #4047 — Noun Feminine — peripoiesis — per-ee-poy'-ay-sis )

(a) "preservation," (b) "acquiring or gaining something," is used in this latter sense in Hebrews 10:39 , translated "saving" (RV marg., "gaining"); the reference here is to salvation in its completeness. See OBTAIN , POSSESSION.

Note: In Hebrews 11:7 soteria is rendered saving. See SALVATION.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Save, Saving'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/s/save-saving.html. 1940.

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